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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The infamous duo make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, a guide to destroying...everything. From the glass ceiling to self-doubt, Jay and Silent Bob have the blueprints to wreck it. Join

  1. Bryant Park Reading Room W 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30
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The How I Learned Series

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Blaise Allysen Kearsley stuffs this hip, energetic evening of readings with writers, comics and bloggers, each of whom recounts a story tied to a specific lesson.

  1. Union Hall 702 Union St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30
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